His girl friend barely escaped.
Security forces arrest 5 Palestinians in murder of Israeli in West Bank
IDF res. colonel killed 40 yrs to date of pilot brother’s death.
Security forces on Friday arrested five Palestinians suspected of involvement in the killing overnight of an Israeli man in the northern Jordan Valley region.
The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) was holding the suspects for questioning, the IDF confirmed.
In a tragic coincidence, IDF reserve colonel Shariyah Ofer was killed forty years to the day of his brother’s death, Army Radio reported.
Combat pilot Yitzhak Ofer was killed on October 11, 1973 when his aircraft was shot down over the Golan Heights during the Yom Kippur War.
Sariya was killed overnight Thursday and his girlfriend wounded in an attack outside their home in Brosh Habika.
According Sariya’s partner, Monique Omer, the couple, both in their 50’s, heard noises outside their home, located near edge of the eastern West Bank.
Upon leaving the house to investigate, the man was attacked and killed by what the woman said were two Palestinians wielding an ax and iron bars.